| Jan 5, 2014
Re "Deep division persists on birth control," Jan. 3
Where will it end? Even as wondrous advances in medicine have continually improved our health, various religions have striven to inject their beliefs into doctor-patient relationships.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON — The intensifying Supreme Court clash over whether birth control should be required under President Obama's signature healthcare law has revealed just how deep divisions remain between administration officials and Catholic leaders over...
| Jan 7, 2014
The Little Sisters of the Poor, an organization of Roman Catholic nuns that runs nursing homes around the country, is testing the contraceptive coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Last week, we're sorry to say, the nuns won a temporary reprieve...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:21 PM
WASHINGTON — The surprising silence coming from the Supreme Court over the last week on a challenge to Obamacare by a group of Colorado nuns suggests justices are divided over what to with the complicated dispute.
On New Year's Eve, Justice...
| Jan 10, 2014
Re "The nuns vs.Obamacare," Editorial, Jan. 7
The case of the nuns seeking an exemption from the Affordable Care Act's contraception coverage mandate speaks to the insanity of linking health insurance to employment. Imagine the outcry if employers...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Most restaurant themes are meant to entertain you. Popular themes include tiki bars with waitresses in hula skirts and rain forest cafes with palm trees. But some ideas may leave you scratching your head. In Bangkok, for example, there's a restaurant...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Can a business like Hobby Lobby legitimately claim religious freedom in its legal battle against the Affordable Care Act's mandate that insurance plans cover drugs some people believe cause abortions?
Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett argued...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Good riddance, Martin Bashir.
Almost three weeks after his despicable on-air trashing of Sarah Palin, MSNBC host Martin Bashir has lost his job. That’s a hefty price to pay, but a fair one.
I stand with Sarah Palin on this one.
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:10 PM
WASHINGTON — A divided appeals court panel has sided with Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal healthcare law.
The business owners are two brothers, Francis and Philip M. Gilardi, who own Freshway...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Author-poet Erica Jong reflected on "Fear of Flying," her landmark novel that helped fuel the sexual revolution, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, marked recently with a commemorative reissue.
Let's start with your fear of flying. Do you still...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:31 AM
WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court confronted the case of Native Americans who were fired for smoking an illegal drug during a religious ceremony, Justice Antonin Scalia called a halt to granting religious exemptions under the Constitution's...